Garmin’s line of Forerunner products has long been the choice of athletes across the globe.  They track just about every stat an exercise fanatic would like to know, such as heart rate, distance, speed, calories burned and more.  But triathletes, those who not only bike and run, also swim, and never has a Forerunner device been able to keep track of their fish like abilities, that is until now.

The Forerunner 910XT tracks the aforementioned assorment of data, but also keeps tabs on your detailed swim metrics. To be more specific, it can log your swim distance, stroke identification, stroke count and pool lengths.  It will also compute something called a SWOLF score, which is the sum of the time it takes you to complete one length of the pool plus your strokes.  So 15 second and 30 strokes gives you a SWOLF score of 45.

Like other Garmin devices, the Forerunner 910XT is compatible with their bike mount system, allowing it to be quickly transferred from the wrist to handlebars.  In addition to Garmin’s heart rate monitors, we can only assume the 910XT is compatible with their cadence sensors, though there is no mention of it in the press release, so here’s hoping.  And since you’ll clearly be going the distance with this GPS watch, both length and time wise, Garmin has given it a 20 hour battery life with all these features engaged.  Lastly, the Forerunner 910XT is compatible with Garmin Connect and their wireless ANT+ tech that transfers stored data wirelessly to a computer using an included USB stick.

The Garmin Forerunner 910XT will ship sometime this quarter for $449.99.



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."